Reduse Reuse Recycle

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How companies Recycle Reduce

and Reuse


Date: July 4, 2014

To Kevin DeCorby

From: Molli, Oxana, Oshaine, Muhammad MOOM

Subject: Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling in Fast Food Industries

Here is the formal report that you requested for July 11, 2014 on reducing, reusing, and recycling in fast food industries along with conclusions and recommendations. The report includes both primary and secondary research. The purpose of the report is to raise awareness not just for major companies, but also individuals, about reducing, reusing, and recycling. This way we can help make the environment a better place for us, and future generations.

The primary research focused on an interview with the general manager of Tim Horton's. The interview indicated that recycling, reusing, and reusing continue to exist in most fast food industries, but has decreased drastically. The secondary research supports the findings of the report.

There are limitations that we will not be included in the report.

They will include:

Water pollution and conservation

Energy conservation

Greenhouse gas emission

The scope of our report will focus on reducing, reusing, and recycling. The topics we will include are:

1. Present fast food restaurant industry waste profile

2. Different ways to eliminate waste




3. Compare leading fast food companies' waste reduction programs

4. Analyze the challenges of waste reduction

5. Discuss possibilities to improve waste elimination program

Based on the report study/findings the following conclusions are drawn.

Industries need to better educate their employees on reducing, reusing, and recycling

Fast Food waste comes in several forms and only 13% of that waste is in the form of reusable materials

There are no federal laws to mandate the recycling of the waste in fast food restaurant


Customers aren't aware about what can be recycled in fast food restaurants

Fast food...